This is the study published in Nature Communications on the first-of-its kind 'whole genome sequencing' of the tiger completed by a team of scientists from China, the United States, India, Mongolia & South Africa for investigating the genetic diversity and conservation of big cats.

Apes and Old World monkeys are prominent components of modern African and Asian ecosystems, yet the earliest phases of their evolutionary history have remained largely undocumented. The absence of crown catarrhine fossils older than ~20 million years (Myr) has stood in stark contrast to molecular divergence estimates of ~25–30 Myr for the split between Cercopithecoidea (Old World monkeys) and Hominoidea (apes), implying long ghost lineages for both clades.

Dual-use research of concern (DURC) is the research that is intended for legitimate benefits, but also carries a risk of being misused. In this article, the work related to regulation of dual-use influenza virus research involving genetic engineering of the subtype H5N1 has been compared with the research involving regulation of biotech crops including Bt cotton and Bt brinjal in India, which the author likes to describe as dual-impact research of concern. The growth of biotech crops globally has been briefly described to highlight that no harmful effects of any biotech crop grown and

DNA profile databases can be useful tools in solving crime, but given that the DNA profile of a person can reveal very personal information about the individual, including medical history, family history and so on, a more comprehensive legislation regulating the collection, use, analysis and storage of DNA samples needs included in the draft Human DNA Profiling Bill.

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delves deep into the research carried out by the Science Nobel winners to understand what they did, why they are important & what the future implications of findings are

To those who enjoy the pleasures of the dining table, the news may come as a relief: drastically cutting back on calories does not seem to lengthen lifespan in primates. The verdict, from a 25-year study in rhesus monkeys fed 30% less than control animals, represents another setback for the notion that a simple, diet-triggered switch can slow ageing.

POLITICAL revolutionaries turn the world upside down. Scientific ones more often turn it inside out.

The first Virtual Proteomics Lab of India has been developed at the IIT Bombay as a part of the "Sakshat" Lab Project, established to develop openly accessible, high-quality educational materials on science and technology.

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Washington: The claim by Nasa scientists that they have discovered a new form of bacteria which thrive on arsenic has been disapproved by two new studies, which say the bugs can’t substitute arseni

After two decades of hardwork, on 5 February 2012, a team of Russian scientists began drilling at Lake Vostok, the largest of more than 140 sub-glacial lakes and the most deeply buried of the lakes hidden under the Antarctic ice cap.